Quentin Tarantino's 'Hateful Eight' Reportedly Back in Development

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For a little while there, it looked like Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight might end up being the first movie to be shelved due to a website-induced temper tantrum -- but now that Tarantino's had a few months to let go of the rage he felt when Gawker linked to a leaked version of the script, it looks like the project is a go after all.

Showbiz 411 reports that Tarantino has his eye on a November start date for production, which is currently scheduled to take place in Wyoming with a cast that includes Bruce Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Madsen, Kurt Russell, James Remar, Amber Tamblyn, Walton Goggins, and Zoe Bell -- all of whom were on hand for the recent live reading of the script.

Per Collider, the movie -- which will be Tarantino's first since 2012's Django Unchained -- "takes place in post-Civil War Wyoming and tells the story of a small group of stagecoach passengers who are stranded during a blizzard. A large chunk of the film takes place in a bar, and the characters include a couple of bounty hunters (Jackson and Russell), a Confederate general (Dern), a cowboy (Madsen), a transplanted Englishman (Roth), a soldier (Goggins), and a female prisoner (Tamblyn)."

In other Tarantino news, he's currently entertaining the notion of taking unused footage from Django and adding it to the existing film, creating a four-hour version of the movie that could be aired as a cable miniseries event.

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